Student Internship Stories: Aarthi Gopalan (CAS ‘23), The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI)

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? AP: The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. The Race Equity and Justice Project advocates for people of color and works to dismantle ...

What Is Work-Life Balance?

Even before COVID-19 hit and the lines between work-life and home-life became more blurred than ever before, the notion of having work-life balance is often viewed as an achievement—to continually work towards evenly balancing work and other priorities in your life. But the fact is, work-life balance is never evenly balanced, and that is okay. ...

Land your dream job by pursuing an entrepreneurial idea while in school

Written by Li Liang Pursuing an entrepreneurial idea is one of the best ways to set yourself apart from a large pool of job candidates because that process helps you cultivate the mindset and skills that employers of all types value highly. Entrepreneurship is not necessarily about starting a business or a startup, although it ...

Tips for Writing & Revising a CV

Writing a successful CV can be daunting, but there are best practices that can make the process a little easier. Remember - a CV, short for Curriculum Vitae, is a complete written record of an individual’s professional and educational history and includes categories such as Education, Work Experience, Skills, Certifications, and Publications. Writing  When beginning ...

Student Internship Stories: Katie Barnes (CAS ‘22), New York League of Conservation Voters

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? KB: During my internship with NYLCV, I worked with the development department. Mostly, I worked on planning fundraising events and researching potential major donors to the organization. During my internship, I helped to plan the organization's annual gala, which is an event that hundreds of ...

Rotational Programs and Your Career

A big part of the buzz around internships is due to the opportunities that internships provide to explore different career paths. They are shorter-term commitments that can lead to longer-term career insights. However, they have largely been designed for students still pursuing a degree. Is there an equivalent exploratory experience for college graduates? Yes! Rotational ...

Student Internship Stories:   Jacob Rose (QST ‘24), Hearts for the Homeless International 

CCD: Tell us about your experience. What were your responsibilities? JR: As a company, Hearts for the Homeless International provides free and informative heart health education events. We additionally have chapters at over 30 college campuses across the US that provide blood pressure readings and heart health information approved by the American Heart Association to ...

Rock Your Interview: Five Tips on Dressing For Success

With internships, interviews, and career fairs, figuring out what to wear can be an overwhelming task. We’re often told to “dress for success”– but why is it so important?  Many factors play a role in job interviews, with a clean and neat professional appearance being one of the top priorities. Once you enter the room ...

What To Do After the Career Fair

You’ve successfully attended the University-Wide Virtual Career Fair, getting to know employers and learning about exciting new opportunities. But it’s not over yet! Here are three steps you should take to ensure you’ve made the most of the career fair.  Firstly, you should follow up with employers in a timely manner. You can shoot them ...

Creating Your Own Job Shadow experience with BU Connects

Interested in working at a startup? Is Google your dream employer? Are you trying to figure out whether or not you want to work in Human Resources or Marketing? You’re not alone. There are so many options out there, how do you decide what’s best for you? You’ve probably already talked with your parents, a friend, a ...

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